PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – A Placerville family’s tortoise has been found safe three weeks after he went missing.
The 11-year-old, 100-pound reptile was found Monday, about two miles away, in the yard of a home. A woman who lives at the home recognized him from the news and called his owner.READ MORE: Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say
Celest is now back with his family. He is in good shape and only needed a bath, they said.READ MORE: Events Around Sacramento Celebrate First Nationally Recognized Juneteenth
Celest broke out of his enclosure on May 10. After days of searching, his owners turned to the media for help. They say Celest is always up for an adventure, often trying to escape under fences, but is usually watched closely.MORE NEWS: Saturday Night Fever: Enjoying A Night On The Town After California COVID Restrictions Lifted
Tortoises like Celest can live up to 120 years.